About our Farm and Goat Farming
About Goat Health
Sarcoptic and Chorioptic mange are skin diseases, which are caused by tiny mites. Sarcoptic mange ("Scabies")
affects mainly the head and the neck of the goat, whereas Chorioptic mange affects mostly the lower limbs and the udder or the scrotum.
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Mainly because of the Breed Standard of the Dairy Goat Society of Australia almost all dairy goats in Australia
are de-horned, often unnecessarily. This is in contrast to modern society's understanding of animal welfare and humane
animal treatment, and represents a violation of the Industry Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Goats (2016).
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read more about horns and de-horning of goats.
Enterotoxaemia is an important, potentially lethal poisoning disease of goats, sheep, and cattle. It is caused
by the bacterium Clostridium perfringens. Vaccination against enterotoxaemia increases survival rate but fail to reliably protect
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Gangrenous mastitis, also called “Black Mastitis”, is a bacterial infection of the mammary gland. Affected goats
are in pain and have high fever for a short period, but soon become hypothermic. The infection can rapidly progress to blood poisoning
(toxaemia), and death may occur within 24 hours.
Click here to read what has to be expected when the decision is made to (try to) save